SUNDAY / DEC 11, 2016 @ 3 PM

Bravo! Chorale, Northwest Chamber Orchestra & Soloists
Location: The Madeleine Church

Our 24th concert begins with our annual performance of MESSIAH featuring the 50-voice Bravo! Chorale, Northwest Chamber Orchestra and Conductor Dr. Maria Manzo.  More than 270 years after its premiere, George Frederic Handel’s MESSIAH remains one of the most popular pieces of music throughout the world.  Handel composed the music in a mere 24 days – a musical accomplishment many consider nothing short of a miracle.  For some, MESSIAH is pure entertainment, while for others it is “The Greatest Story Ever Told.”  With its recognizable and familiar melodies and the iconic Hallelujah Chorus, one thing is certain — MESSIAH continues to have widespread musical appeal for audiences and musicians alike.  It’s the perfect way to celebrate the Advent and Christmas Seasons!​

SATURDAY / FEB 18, 2017 @ 7:30 PM

The Music of Dave Brubeck
Featuring – Dan Brubeck Jazz Quartet & Bravo! Chorale
Location: The Madeleine Church

The legendary jazz pianist Dave Brubeck is loved for his renditions of Blue Rondo a la Turk, Take Five, In Your Own Sweet Way, and other jazz standards.  Brubeck was also a highly regarded composer of sacred jazz and choral music such as: A Light in the Wilderness; To Hope: A Celebration; The Gates of Justice; and Beloved Son.  This music blends his classical training, jazz rhythms, and improvisational skills—and was inspired by his Christian faith.  Our concert features selections from Dave Brubeck’s best sacred songs, performed by the Bravo! Northwest Chorale and the Dan Brubeck Jazz Quartet.  It’s a concert of music that is uniquely Brubeck!

SUNDAY / APRIL 9, 2017 @ 3 PM
Ernest Bloch “Sacred Service” & Oliver Messiaen “Quartet for the End of Time”
Guest Artists & Bravo! Chorale
Location: The Madeleine Church

The American Jewish composer Ernest Bloch lived in the Pacific Northwest and made Agate Beach, Oregon his home. Composed for Choir, Soloist and Orchestra, Bloch’s Sacred Service (1933) is based upon the Jewish Sabbath morning service—and portrays the Jewish prayers in a lush, Romantic style.  In contrast, Oliver Messiaen’s dramatic Quartet for the End of Time (1941) for piano, clarinet, violin & cello was inspired by the Book of Revelation and his Catholic faith.  It was premiered during WWII at a German POW camp by Messiaen and his fellow prisoners.  This is music inspired by two faiths with a common theme — peace for a troubled world.  You won’t want to miss this inspiring and unique multi-media concert.​

Presenting Great concerts of classical, jazz, sacred and contemporary music 

​The Madeleine Church
3123 NE 24th Avenue
Portland, OR 97212



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NOTE: SERIES tickets seating is located in the RED SECTION.  Single Tickets are General Admission, located in the GREEN SECTION.  All Concerts are subject to change.  After tickets are purchased, there are no refunds, no exchanges, no rain checks.